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Districts in Rangpur: Dinajpur | Gaibandha | Kurigram | Lalmonirhat | Nilphamari | Panchagarh | Rangpur | Thakurgaon

Rangpur District Information

Area2307.78 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Nilphamari district on the north, Gaibandha district on the south, Kurigram district on the east and Dinajpur district on the west.
Profile
The district consists of three municipalities, eight upazilas, 33 wards, 84 union parishads, 2151 mouzas and 1519 villages 203 mahallas.
Upazilla/ Thana
Badarganj Upazila, Gangachara Upazila, Kaunia Upazila, Mithapukur Upazila, Pirgachha Upazila, Pirganj Upazila, Rangpur Sadar Upazila, Taraganj Upazila

Post Codes for Rangpur District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
19Rangpur-1Hossain Mokbul ShahriarJatiya Party
20Rangpur-2Anisul Islam MondalJatiya Party
21Rangpur-3Hussain Muhammad ErshadJatiya Party
22Rangpur-4Tipu MunshiBangladesh Awami League
23Rangpur-5H. N. Ashequr RahmanBangladesh Awami League
24Rangpur-6Sheikh HasinaBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
19Rangpur-1JP (44.55)JP (50.60)JP (56.47)
20Rangpur-2JP (48.64)JP (47.69)JP (45.39)
21Rangpur-3JP (62.51)JP (69.75)JP (67.28)
22Rangpur-4JP (38.19)JP (46.30)JP (47.43)
23Rangpur-5JP (43.60)JP (51.53)JP (50.25)
24Rangpur-6JP (51.88)JP (52.04)JP (38.42)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Mansingh, commander of Emperor Akbar, conquered part of Rangpur in 1575. Rangpur came completely under the Mughal empire in 1686. Mughalbasa and Mughalhat of Kurigram district still bear marks of the Mughal rule in the region. During the Mughal rule Rangpur was under the sarker of Ghoraghat. Rangapur Ghoraghat has been mentioned in the Riyaz-us-Salatin. During the early period of the company rule fakir-sannyasi resistance and peasant rebellion were held in Rangpur.
Places to see
Tajhat Rajbari, Keramatia Mosque, Dimlaraj Kali Mandir, Sree Sree Karunamaye Kali Mandir, Rangpur Museum, Rangpur Town Hall, Rangpur Public Library, Pareshnath Mandir at Mahiganj, tomb of the noted Islamic thinker Maulana Keramat Ali Jainpuri, tomb of Shah Jalal Bokheri at Mahiganj, tomb of Ismail Ghazi at Kataduar, carmichael college Building, home stead of roquiah sakhawat hossain at Pairabandh, Zila Parishad Building, Takka Mosque at Latifpur (Mughal period, Mithapukur upazila), three domed Jami Mosque at Mithapukur (Mughal period), four domed Taraganj Mosque, nine domed Radhanagar (Badarganj upazila) Mosque (Mughal period), tomb of Kutub Shah at Kutubpur, Vhim Garh at Manshinghpur (Badarganj upazila), Zamindar Bari at Roypur (Pirganj upazila), remnants of the palace of Raja Nilambar at Patgram (Pirganj upazila), Hari Mandir at Chandan Hat (Gangachara upazila) and Mitha Pukur (excavated during the Mughal period).
Newspapers
Dabanal (1980, Juger Alo (1992), Dainik Paribesh (1994), Dainik Rangpur (1997), Weekly Atal (1991), Rangpur Barta (1996), Weekly Bajrakantha (Pirganj); extinct- Rangapur Bartabaha (1847), Rangapur Dik Prakash (1861), Rangapur Darpan (1907), Uttar Bangla (1960), Pravati (1955).
Rivers tista, Jamuneshwari, karatoya, Chikli and ghaghat.
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